Tuesday, July 17, 2012

London 2012 Olympic Stadium Photos

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.London was elected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris after four rounds of voting. The successful bid was headed by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe.The Olympics prompted a redevelopment of many of the areas of London in which the games are to be held – particularly themed towards sustainability – while the budgetary considerations have generated some criticism.
Olympic Stadium at night

View of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.
The stadium will have a capacity of 80,000 with 25,000 permanent seats in its permanent lower tier. The lightweight steel and concrete upper tier holds a further 55,000 spectators.
A 20m-high 'wrap' will encircle the Stadium's upper tier. Its innovative design means the upper tier can be dismantled after the Games.

Aerial panorama of the Olympic Park looking south to north. Picture taken on 12 Nov 2008
London 2012 Olympic Stadium
 It is located in the south of the Olympic Park on an 'island' site, surrounded by waterways on three sides. Spectators will reach the venue via five bridges that link the site to the surrounding area.The Flame visits Brighton

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